At the Eversource Energy Center, we are working together with Eversource and other utility companies to better predict potential storm damage, strengthen utility infrastructure, and reduce tree-failure risk.
Much of what we learn from our research into Roadside Tree and Forest Management, Wind and Trees, and Trees and People is helpful to homeowners and communities when making decisions about tree care and management.
Please read on for advice, suggestions, and information about tree risk near your home and in public spaces.
Robust, healthy shade trees around your home provide numerous benefits, including:
Growing trees that are healthy is the first step in reducing risk of tree failure:
The overall appearance of a tree is a key indicator of its condition:
Remove trees that present serious risks:
Is your home near the edge of the woods? Some questions to consider:
A licensed Arborist or Certified Forester can help you to assess tree conditions.
Thomas Worthley, Associate Extension Professor, University of Connecticut
Nancy Marek, Research Forester, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut
Anita Morzillo, Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut
Robert Fahey, Assitant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut
Dr. John C. Volin, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs & Professor in the Natural Resources and the Environment department, University of Connecticut